Padman release: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte starrer PadMan release is set to happen this Friday and the film has been grabbing headlines for various reasons. From being the first film on sanitary pads and the menstrual cycle to being the only film to have made it to the prestigious Oxford Union, the this Akshay movie has been touching new heights in terms of grabbing attention even before its release. In an event in Delhi where the star cast along with the ‘real Padman’ Arunachalam Muruganantham was promoting their film, Akshay Kumar said he was confident that the film was going to make a big difference in the industry as well as amongst people. Akshay was asked during a media interaction whether PadMan will be able to change the notion of the filmmakers who were previously apprehensive about making socially conscious films since they failed to perform at the box office. ”Yes I am very sure and I pray for it and I am confident also that there will be a lot of changes. Let me share an instance with you now when I wake up these days and check social media, I see men have started talking about sanitary pads, menstrual hygiene…When have you seen men discussing menstrual hygiene? A day will come when this will change and its high time it changes, says Khiladi Kumar.
”The other day I was in my vanity van when I heard two-three boys discussing the film, have you seen that before,” he asks. “When I see social media, I see two-three people saying ‘Akshay, bhai kya kar rahe ho aap?, or ‘You are holding a sanitary pad. It is a sin’. Imagine some people think holding a sanitary pad is a sin,” he added. He also stressed on the fact that this is the first film on sanitary pads and Bollywood has taken the initiative, even Hollywood has not ventured onto these grounds. “Even Hollywood does not have a single film on sanitary pads or menstrual hygiene. People always make documentaries but they don’t want to make commercial films because they want to shy away from the issue. We have tried to do that,” Akshay added.
The film has been inspired by a real-life superhero Muruganantham who is a Tamil Nadu based social activist who revolutionized the way menstrual hygiene is perceived in the rural areas. The collaboration of R Balki who has to his fame films like Paa and Cheenikum. PadMan release date is February 9.